Excerpt from Wina a Dakota Legend: And Other Poems Wina: A Dakota Legend. Proem. How changed, fair Minnetonka, is thy faceSince rst I saw thee in thy pristine grace.Electric lights fantastically glow, Swarming like re- ies on the shores where long, Through countless summer nights a vanished throng, Only the Indian camp- re ickered low.The odor of the baleful cigaretteAssails us w, where the mild calumetAround the circle like a censer swung.The tes of Strauss intoxicate the air, And dainty feet in cadence twinkle there, Where in rude strains the warriors' deeds were sung, And where the Indian lover's plaintive uteLured to the trysting-place the dusky maid. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.